USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Programmable Multi-Wavelength Detector Array

Award Information

Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Epitaxial Technologies, LLC
1450 South Rolling Road Baltimore, MD 21227-
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Programmable Multi-Wavelength Detector Array
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $56,348.00


Epitaxial Technologies proposes to develop the enabling material technology for the fabrication of programmable multi-wavelength photodetector arrays. We will perform material and device design to determlne suitable material structures and epitaxial wafer growth processes. We will investigate the use of compound semiconductor structures lattice matched to InP. The main goal of this proposed Phase I effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of multi-wavelength detector arrays by developing techniques for growing multi-wavelength material structures using Mblecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) and demonstrating through material and device design the performance enhancements and cost reductions that can be expected from multi-wavelength detector arrays. In Phase II of the proposed project, we will further optimize the material structures and design and fabricate detector arrays (in collaboration with a manufacturer of photodetectors) with wavelength response from W (0.2 micron) to the infra-red (10 micron) on the same die. This effort will result in two products: programmable multi-wavelength detector array chips and the epitaxial wafers for producing them. The proposed detector arrays will be applicable in military applications such as night vision imaging, sensor fusion and fiberoptic communications and control for C4I. Civilian applications include collision avoidance and infra-red imaging.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Olaleye Aina

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Epitaxial Technologies, Llc
1450 South Rolling Road Baltimore, MD 21227

Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No